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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Thank you – from the EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu team

31 July 2013 | by

In January 2013, 24 young, international, professionals studying at Maastricht University collaborated to form and launch a blogging platform for comment and debate. The result was EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu. Working together over the course of the last 6 months with a common goal of highlighting and sharing our viewpoints on EU policy has been a pleasure. But […]

No wonder: more women are needed beyond the screen

26 July 2013 | by

At the end of June, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) invited journalists, communications experts and officials from almost all the Member States to Dublin to present its latest findings on the topic chosen by the Irish Presidency, ‘Women and Media’.

Make the impossible, possible; Solar Impulse and the new frontier for aviation

24 July 2013 | by

Soaring through the sky, using not a single speck of conventional fuel, Solar Impulse achieved its fourth world record in July as it successful flew from coast to coast across America. With the weight of a car and the wingspan of a 747, Solar Impulse, as stated by Bertrand Piccard, “was not built to carry […]

Stop the race to the bottom! Brussels interns take on the unfair work conditions

22 July 2013 | by

Last week, the community of young people working in Brussels as temporary trainees took action to protest against unfair internship conditions. Most of them do not get paid, or they receive reimbursement which covers only a small fraction of their expenses. The event aimed to draw attention to the fact that something, which was initially […]

Europe 2020 Strategy: Chronicle of a Failure Foretold?

19 July 2013 | by

I remember when I first read Chronicles of a Death Foretold with the purpose of discovering how good writers can make people read a book even when they know in advance the fatal outcome. Somehow, I feel a bit like that when I hear again and again references to the Europe 2020 Strategy with the […]